Technical data comparison
There is a huge difference between the iPhone 11 Pro and the new iPhone SE 2, especially in terms of price. The camera system is also very different. But how big is the difference in daily life? The first comparison suggests what you can expect.
Apple has finally launched a new compact entry-level smartphone. You do n’t have to be a prophet to predict the bright future of the second generation iPhone SE [this is what Apple says, and for simplicity, we will call it iPhone SE 2]. We even claim that many users do not need more iPhones. Through this assessment, are we correct about the camera?
We first read an article about the photos taken by the iPhone SE 2 whose quality is almost the same as the photos taken by the iPhone 11 Pro on the US side of Cnet, which is surprising. And was immediately surprised. Really, the Apple iPhone SE 2 with a price of 479 euros should be able to take comparable pictures. For example, Apple ’s top model iPhone 11 Pro costs at least 1,149 euros?
Three cameras to one
The comparison is footed. Finally, the iPhone 11 Pro [Max] provides a three-lens camera system consisting of wide-angle, ultra-wide-angle, and telephoto lenses. The single camera of the new iPhone SE 2 is comparable to the wide-angle optics of the iPhone 11 Pro. Both have an aperture of /1.8, are composed of six components, have optical image stabilization, and are protected from environmental impact by a sapphire crystal cover. In both cases, the resolution is 12 megapixels.
You must not use night mode on iPhone SE 2. Nevertheless, a closer look at the technical data of the built-in camera is surprising.
At first glance, maybe you can already guess what this unfair comparison means. Since the iPhone SE 2 with the A13 bionic chip [which is also the same form in the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro] has one of the most powerful smartphone processors ever, complex effects can be calculated, such as the Portait mode Known. iPhone SE 2 2020 also offers portrait modes "natural light", "studio light", "stage light" or "high-key monochromatic light", which are widely known on other iPhone models. Moreover, the video quality of the iPhone SE 2 [4K recording at 60 frames per second [fps], slow-motion recording up to 240 fps] is really impressive on paper.
This makes iPhone 11 Pro better than iPhone SE 2
You will find that the difference in photo quality between the iPhone SE 2 and twice the expensive iPhone 11 Pro is not that great. In the following cases, due to the lack of telephoto lenses and super wide-angle lenses, you must accept the actual disadvantages:
- When zooming: iPhone SE 2 can only use digital zoom. On the other hand, iPhone 11 Pro can bring you lossless objects [double optical zoom].
- When shooting groups or buildings: This is where the ultra-wide angle lens takes advantage. With a smaller distance, it is more suitable for pictures.
- When taking photos in the dark: iPhone SE 2 has no night mode.
|iPhone 11 Pro||iPhone 11 Pro Max||iPhone 11||iPhone SE 2|
|price||From € 1,149||From € 1,249||From 799 euro||From 479 euros|
|processor||A13 Bionic||A13 Bionic||A13 Bionic||A13 Bionic|
|Display stand||5.8-inch OLED Super Retina XDR [2,436 x 1,125 pixels]||6.5-inch OLED Super Retina XDR [2,688 x 1,242 pixels]||6.1-inch LCD [1792 x 828 pixels]||4.7-inch LCD [1334 x 750 pixels]|
|Memory||64GB, 256GB, 512GB||64GB, 256GB, 512GB||64GB, 128GB, 256GB||64GB, 128GB, 256GB|
|Face number||Yes||Yes||Yes||No la|
|camera||Three lenses with 12MP wide angle [/1.8] and super wide angle [/2.4] telephoto [/2.0]||Three lenses with 12MP wide angle [/1.8] and super wide angle [/2.4] telephoto [/2.0]||Dual camera 12MP wide angle [/1.8] and ultra wide angle [/ 2.4]||Single camera with 12MP wide angle [/1.8]|
|Front camera||12 MP, / 2.2||12 MP, / 2.2||12 MP, / 2.2||7 MP, / 2.2|
|Battery life [manufacturer information]||24 hours talk time||30 hours of talk time||16 hours of talk time||13 hours of video playback|
|Frame and shell||Steel and glass||Steel and glass||Glass and aluminum||Glass and aluminum|
|color||Green, silver, gray, gold [full matte]||Green, silver, gray, gold [full matte]||Purple, yellow, green, black, white, red||White, black, red|
|size||144 x 71.4 x 8.1 mm||158 x 77.8 x 8.1 mm||150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm||138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm|
The difference between iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro [Max], iPhone SE 2
Apple described the camera built into the iPhone SE 2 as the best single camera found so far in mobile phones. There may be something there. Once the new iPhone SE 2 test device is launched, we will also provide you with some comparison photos between iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone SE 2. Above we compared the most important data of the three Apple smartphones. If you are looking for more information about the built-in technology of iPhone SE 2, then you will definitely find it here.